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Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance Applauds Selection of Senator Tom Daschle for HHS Secretary, White House Health Reform Czar
Date:12/11/2008

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance today applauded the selection of former Senator Tom Daschle to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services and director of the White House Office of Health Reform. The Komen Advocacy Alliance noted that Daschle has long been a leader on health care issues, and has co-sponsored a number of bills over the years related to breast cancer.

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"Senator Daschle's knowledge of both health care and Capitol Hill will be vital to prospects of enacting comprehensive health care reform," said Hala Moddelmog, president of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "This is a critical time in our country and in the war on cancer. It is important that we work together towards our common promise to save lives.

"As the voice of the 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S. today, we look forward to working with Senator Daschle and Congress on a range of health care issues. We owe it to our children to increase our investments towards discovering the cures. And we owe it to our neighbors to show a similar commitment to close the gaps in health care access that exist today."

A nationwide survey commissioned by the Komen Advocacy Alliance earlier this year found that more than 90 percent of respondents want the federal government to pay more attention to breast cancer research, screening and access to quality care for all.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure(R), Komen has invested more than $1.2 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance is a sister organization to Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), and is a voice for change on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures and on the campaign trail. With the help of nearly 200,000 Komen Champions and Komen's network of 122 domestic affiliates, we are aggressively seeking increased funding for research and greater access to screening and treatment. The Komen Advocacy Alliance engages policymakers and leaders at all levels of government to advocate for an increased investment in breast cancer research and greater access to breast health services.


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